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Study Public Health at Otago

Wellington campus


Public Health is available as a subject of study for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Healthh (DPH) and the Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees.

The DPH is designed to develop public health skills at the postgraduate level. Candidates are required to hold a degree or to have appropriate professional qualifications and experience.

The programme is taught as an internal (on campus) programme in the University's three medical schools which are situated in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. It consists of four papers, two of which are compulsory. Two others may be selected from six options, including a special topic. Students may also substitute, with special approval, one paper from another related university postgraduate degree or diploma.

Candidates for the degree of MPH will have completed the DPH or an equivalent qualification at an acceptable level of attainment. The course of study will consist of either a thesis or two papers, including DPH papers not already completed, and a dissertation.

View further information on postgraduate studies in Public Health.

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Contact details

University of Otago, Christchurch
Katrina Hogg
Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Department of Public Health and General Practice

Dunedin School of Medicine
Debbie Payne
Administrative Assistant
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine

University of Otago, Wellington
Postgraduate Coordinator
Department of Public Health

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See the full list of Public Health (PUBH) papers.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Public Health as a minor subject for a BA, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points

PUBH 192  Foundations of Epidemiology



PUBH 202  Health Promotion

PUBH 203  Health Policy and Politics

PUBH 211  Epidemiology of Major Health Problems





PUBH 311 Research Methods for Public Health

Total   90

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